JOHN CHUCKMAN COMMENT: THE GLOBE AND MAIL’S MATCHLESS LIGHT-WEIGHT MARGARET WENTE ASKS WHO’S AFRAID OF RIGHT-WING NORTH TELEVISION?   Leave a comment

JOHN CHUCKMAN
 
POSTED RESPONSE TO A COLUMN BY MARGARET WENTE IN TORONTO’S GLOBE AND MAIL

Well, we sure know you’re not, Ms. Wente.

One cannot help believing you keep your television tuned to Fox television around the clock for inspiration in your work.

Inspiration for the right-wing attitudes you so clearly imported from the American Midwest and continue feverishly to promote.
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Everyone should listen to the interview done last Saturday, June 19, by the redoubtable interviewer, Kathleen Petty, on CBC Radio’s The House.

Quebecor’s VP, Kory Teneycke, praised here by Ms. Wente, appeared on the show for God knows what reason since he answered not a single question, and Ms. Petty, as always, was prepared with meaningful questions and hard facts, the kinds of things so notably missing from many of Ms. Wente’s efforts.

Teneycke exhibited impatience, a tone suggestive of anger, and did not answer one factual question. He referred to entertainment value in blubbering about the new network, nothing about honesty or facts. He was genuinely pathetic.

If Teneycke’s performance on The House suggests the new network’s ability to inform, it’s going to be a sad dumb-show.

But fans of the stupidities of Fox – a network which makes no effort at honesty or balance or often even facts, and which specializes in commentary on the level of Rush Limbaugh – apparently including Ms. Wente, will be happy.

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